Opportunity, Environmental Characteristics and Crime

Opportunity, Environmental Characteristics and Crime

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Levy develops a model to identify the opportunity and environmental characteristics of repeat victimization of auto theft. At the community level, locations of apartments, bars, and auto repair shops create increased opportunity for auto theft. At the site level, she matches repeat auto theft locations to those that experienced a single victimization. She collects data on W.A.L.L.S. (Watchers, Activity Nodes, Location, Lighting, and Security Devices) variables. Location and lighting were the most significant variables. Watchers and security devices were related to repeat victimization in resid.Due to this finding, auto repair shops and auto parts locations may present an increased likelihood for victimization since many cars are present in one location; providing a great opportunity for auto thieves. A 200-foot buffer is created around anbsp;...

Title:Opportunity, Environmental Characteristics and Crime
Author: Marissa Potchak Levy
Publisher:LFB Scholarly Publishing - 2009

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